Welcome to the EYFS

Dear Parents,

The early years of school are unique in so many ways. It is vitally important that during this time a child fosters a love of learning, an inquisitive mind and a sense of self-worth. At Chesham Prep we believe simply, that a happy child will learn and therefore reach their full potential.

Our Early Years Department is a happy, friendly and welcoming place. We pride ourselves on developing very close relationships with both the children and their families.

The children enjoy a variety of activities together as a whole department such as the Christmas Nativity play, school trips, visits and other celebrations. We also join the Junior school for assemblies and Harvest festival. The children also have the pleasure of getting to know some of the senior school children as children in years 7 and 8 are assigned as helpers and spend weekly timetabled sessions with the children.

In the Early years we have a very broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that every child has the opportunity to shine. We value and reward not only academic achievement but also kindness, thoughtfulness and good behaviour. Every Friday we join Years 1 and 2 for a ‘Praise Assembly’ when children are individually acknowledged and rewarded. The assembly is led by the Headmaster and he always tells the children it is the highlight of his week.

Chesham Prep is very much a family school. As the youngest members of that family we, in the Early Years Department, believe it is our role to build the solid foundations that will enable every child to thrive, succeed and make the most of every opportunity offered.

We very much look forward to meeting you and welcoming your child into Chesham Prep.

Hilary Rudol
Head of EYFS

Your natural ability to encourage him to try new things whilst offering him the helping hand he needs has been incredible this year.  As a result he has grown enormously in confidence and is now so much happier to step into new situations.

A parent

In the EYFS, all members of staff know and care for each child very well.  Their high expectations are responded to enthusiastically by the children.

ISI Report 2016